Low Carbohydrates Recipes

For Weight Loss and Health

Real Restaurant Recipes



Low Carb Diets and Low Carbohydrates Recipes have swept the nation over the years and many people have had success with weight loss.

Low carb diets can be very tasty, provide a satisfying nutritious lifestyle, and eating low carb meals can result in gradual weight loss (just ask my husband!).

But remember, the body needs a certain amount of carbohydrates to function properly, and too few carbs could cause fatigue, muscle cramps, and poor mental function (just ask my husband!) ;-).

"Low-carb" doesn't have to mean "no-carb".

Benefits of Low-Carb (Reduced Carb) Diets

  • Low-Carb diets reduce your appetite (is a good way)
  • Low-Carb diets lead to more weight loss
  • A greater proportion of the fat lost comes from the stomach area
  • Triglycerides (fat molecules) tend to go way down
  • Increased levels of HDL (the "good" cholesterol)
  • Reduced blood sugar and insulin levels with a major improvement in Type 2 diabetes
  • Blood pressure tends to go down
  • Low-Carb diets are the most effective treatment known against metabolic syndrome (a medical condition that is highly associated with the risk of diabetes and heart disease)
  • Low-Carb Diets Improve The Pattern of LDL Cholesterol
  • Low-Carb Diets Are Therapeutic For Several Brain Disorders

How Do I Know? Other than information gained from hundreds of restaurant guests, check my source and decide for yourself.

Low Carbohydrates Recipes For Weight Loss Is Only A Partial Solution.


To maintain your body's health and gradually accomplish weight loss, other things besides the specific food you eat play significant roles. Ask my husband!

  • Exercise - a daily walk or jog
  • Water - with your meals and some more in between
  • Reasonable portions (sorry) - but many of us consume more food (more calories) than we can burn on a daily basis. Eating more food than what your body can burn will cause weight gain. Your body will store excess calories as fat. Many of us simply eat too much.

One thing is certain - all of us MUST have some carbohydrates. Be sure to eat moderate amounts of the right type of carbs to keep your body fueled properly. The point is, how or where we get those carbs is really important.

It is healthiest to obtain carbohydrates, vitamins, and other nutrients in as natural a form as possible -- for example, from fruit instead of refined table sugar. The body uses carbohydrates for short-term energy and is especially important for the brain and the nervous system.

Because vegetables and fruits have carbohydrates, some people believe that they are not allowed on low carb diets. That's WRONG!

Vegetables and fruits ARE the carbs eaten when following a low carb way of eating. There are only a few vegetables and fruits low carbers must avoid too much of (potatoes is a prime example).

The “No White Foods” concept of a low carb diet simply means eliminating or reducing refined sugars, white flour, white rice, and potatoes.

Fiber is actually an important part of a properly constructed low carb diet. Lots of low carb foods are high in fiber.

The toughest part about starting a low carb diet is figuring out what you can eat, or what you shouldn't eat too much of.

Well, that’s one reason Real Restaurant Recipes is here!

Does the restaurant serve low carb meals made from Low Carbohydrates Recipes? In short, yes.

The restaurant has always accommodated the customers (guests) when we hear the request for "double vegetables - no potatoes."

But we also feature specific low carb recipes quite often. The reason is clear: more people are becoming concerned with nutrition and weight loss and many of these people believe eating low carb meals will help.

Having been in the food business for many years and having fed myself and my own family and measured those results, and with a great deal of reading, I believe reducing (NOT ELIMINATING) carbohydrates may be an appropriate partial solution for gradual weight loss for some people while still maintaining a healthy body and mind.

How many carbohydrates should you eliminate? Darn! No simple answer. It may be different for every individual. The carbohydrate level should be adjusted to the individual.

Need some help doing it? We all do!

Here’s a helpful, free website that I really like: lasting-weight-loss.com knows all about low carb diets and shows you how to tailor them to work for you. Additionally, they found that treating the underlying causes of weight gain, results in permanent weight loss.

Meat

Any meat will be a high protein and low carb food. In addition to beef, chicken, turkey, and pork, you might want to try some duck, goose, venison, elk and lamb for variety. Naturally raised meat is best.

Fish

Coldwater fish provide protein and they are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. (One danger, however, is that some fish can contain unhealthy levels of heavy metals such as mercury.) Wild Alaska salmon, halibut, cod, and trout, lobster, crab, oysters and shrimp are what you should eat (low carb diet or otherwise).

Nuts

Nuts are a good source of protein. Some are better than others, though, for those on a low carb diet and using low carbohydrates recipes.

Macadamia nuts and walnuts are among the best for low carb eating (walnuts are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids). Stay away from peanuts (actually a legume).

Beans

Beans are a decent source of protein but most beans contain a lot of carbohydrates, and should be used in moderation on a low carb diet. You also want to make sure you cook beans thoroughly, as our digestive tracks are not adapted to breaking down some of the beans' proteins. Cooking the beans provides the help your body needs for digestion.

Cheese

Cheese is a great source of protein for low carb dieters. Cheese has some carbohydrates, and a lot of fat. In addition to the standard cheddar, mozzarella, Parmesan, and Swiss, try any of the specialty cheeses sold in most grocery stores and online.

Eggs

Eggs are the perfect high protein food! Eggs are a great source of protein, and even some omega-3 fatty acids. It is best to get eggs from range-fed birds if they are available.


Low Carbohydrates Recipes


Low Carb Breakfast Recipes



Low Carb - Low Fat Chicken Omelet

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Servings: 2


Low Carb Soup, Chili, Chowder Recipes


Cheddar Cheese Soup With Veggies

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 6

Clam Chowder With Smoked Wild Salmon

Preparation time: 45 minutes. Serves 10

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Preparation time: 15 minutes. Serves 4

Ham And Vegetable Soup

Preparation time: 30 minutes. Serves 10-12


Low Carb Salad Recipes


Cauliflower Salad

Preparation time: 25-30 minutes. Serves: 8-10

Combo Vegetable Salad

Simple as it gets but simply delicious and nutritious. Preparation time: 20-25 minutes. Serves 10-12

Fruit Salad With Avocado, Grapefruit and Orange Slices

Delicious, Nutritious, Colorful. With an Avocado Mint Vinaigrette. Preparation time: 30 minutes. Serves 6-8

Favorite Ham Salad Recipe

Easy, delicious and only 4-5 carbs per serving. Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 8

Prawn Salad On Butter Lettuce With Avocado and Tomato

Great low carb salad. Preparation time: 25 minutes. Serves 4

Spinach And Mushroom Salad

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Serves 4-6 depending on portion desired.

Thousand Island Dressing Recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes. 40 (two tablespoon) servings


Low Carb Sandwich Recipes



Tuna Wrap - Low Carb Tortilla

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 4


Low Carb Casserole Recipes


Enchiladas !

Low Carb Enchiladas are delicious and easy to prepare.

This traditional Mexican main dish can be filled with a variety of ingredients, including meat, cheese, beans, potatoes, vegetables, seafood or combinations. Preparation time: 40 minutes for Enchilada sauce. Makes 10 enchiladas.

Spinach Casserole

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 10-12


Low Carb Appetizer Recipes


How To Set Up A Low Carb Appetizer Tray

With Fruit, Cheese & Nuts


Low Carb Beef Recipes


Bleu Cheese Bunless Burger

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Makes 6 bleu cheese burgers

Burgundy Beef Strips

Preparation time: 30 minutes. Serves 4

Filet Mignon With Bleu Cheese Butter

Preparation time: 20 minutes for the Butters used. Serves 4



London Broil

Preparation time: 12 minutes, but you must marinate the beef for 10-12 hours, or at least overnight. Serves 8-10

Roast New York Strip Loin

Zero carbs for you and company! Preparation time: 30 minutes. Serves 8


Low Carbohydrates Recipes - Seafood


Halibut Stir Fry With Asparagus & Tomatoes

Preparation time: 25-30 minutes. Serves 4

Halibut Stuffed With Crab

Preparation time 25 minutes. Serves 8

Mustard Encrusted Salmon

Preparation time: 25 minutes. Serves 6

Sauteed Shrimp Alfredo

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 4



Tuna Wrap - Low Carb Tortilla or Lettuce

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 4


Low Carb Poultry Recipes


Chicken Breast Plate

Simple, quick, simply delicious. Preparation time: 5 minutes. Serves 4


Low Carb Pork Recipes


Favorite Ham Salad Recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 8


Vegetable & Starch
Low Carbohydrates Recipes


Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Serves 4

Vegetable Stir Fry

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Serves 6


Low Carbohydrates Recipes
Sauces and Gravies


Bearnaise Sauce

Preparation time: 15 minutes. Makes 8 servings

Hollandaise Sauce

Preparation time: 12-15 minutes. Servings: 12-15

Enchilada Sauce

There are many variations of this Enchilada Sauce Recipe, but this one is a favorite restaurant sauce recipe. Preparation time: 30 minutes. Serves 6-8.


Steak House

Enjoy your Low Carbohydrates Recipes and the company of those you share them with!

Many of my friends and relatives are on low carbohydrates recipes! More recipes coming soon!

With a daily walk or jog and watching your portions - you'll gradually achieve weight loss and feel great as well!

Donna

Did you know? Low Carb Food List – Foods for Low Carbohydrates Recipes

You should base your diet on these real, unprocessed, low-carb foods.

  • Meat: Beef, lamb, pork, chicken and others. Grass-fed is best.
  • Fish: Salmon, trout, haddock and many others. Wild-caught fish is best.
  • Eggs: Omega-3 enriched or pastured eggs are best.
  • Vegetables: Spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and many others.
  • Fruits: Apples, oranges, pears, blueberries, strawberries.
  • Nuts and Seeds: Almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc.
  • High-Fat Dairy: Cheese, butter, heavy cream, yogurt.
  • Fats and Oils: Coconut oil, butter, lard, olive oil and cod fish liver oil.